“What solitary confinement starts looking like is not just a violation of your basic human rights — which it also is, I think — but a kind of violence against your ontological structure. The structure of your being.”
In this special summer episode, we look at solitary confinement. It’s rampant in Canadian prisons. But the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture says that solitary is tantamount to psychological torture. Why? And what does it say about the nature of what it means to be human?
The Terry Project will be back with full documentaries in the September school term!
- The Concrete Abyss, in Aoen Magazine, by Lisa Guenther
- Travis Lupick’s Georgia Straight series on solitary confinement in Canada.
- Justice Behind the Walls, a project by UBC’s Law’s Professor Michael Jackson.
- Lifetime Lockdown: Mike’s Story, on the American Friend’s Service Committee–which is also where we found our feature image, by Martin Vargas.